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22/07/2009 08:25

Papers: Reds move on

Ryan: It's OK Ron has gone
Ryan Giggs has seen legends come and go at Manchester United. But Sir Alex Ferguson has come up with an answer every time. And Giggs reckons the gaffer will do it again now that Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez have left. He said: "A lot more is made of it outside the club than on the inside," said Giggs. "You get used to it being at a big club like United. There are always going to be stars and great players retiring or leaving, but what makes the club special is that, whoever leaves, we just move on and try to improve. Since I came into the team the likes of Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane and David Beckham have left the club. But that is what the manager is so good at - reshaping and re-energising the team. Carlos and Cristiano were great players but we move on. As players it's like ships in the night. You just get on with it."
Neil Custis, The Sun

Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has responded to Sir Alex's comments about the Blues in Tuesday's papers, saying: "Sir Alex is a person I have huge respect for, but I don't always have to agree with him. Everyone has their own opinion and that was obviously Sir Alex's. I'm sure many people will disagree with him.'

Rio Ferdinand is backing Michael Owen to fire United to glory. "He is one of those players you might not see for 90 minutes but in time added on, he will score a goal. Those are the type of players you need to win things," insisted the defender.

In other news, the Daily Mirror reports that Ipswich boss Roy Keane is trying to land United defender Danny Simpson.

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